#26) Ada Hegerberg

#26) Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg is a truly remarkable woman who will go down in history for all the right reasons. On Monday the Norwegian was the recipient of the first women’s Ballon d’Or, beating a plethora of immensely talented players - including six-time FIFA World Player of the Year/Best Women’s Player Marta and England stars Lucy Bronze [...]

#15) West Ham WFC

#15) West Ham WFC

Photo credit: @westhamwomen West Ham WFC made history earlier this week by playing their first ever top flight game of football, securing a well-earned draw against Reading in the FA Women's Super League (WSL). Not that you would have known it from looking at the major media outlets. While it’s true that from the outside [...]

#5) Aluko, Scott, Sparks

#5) Aluko, Scott, Sparks

Rather than the disaster many anticipated, the men’s FIFA World Cup in Russia has actually been one of the most energising, uplifting learning experiences this nation has undergone in recent memory. As fans we have learned so many things - that England actually have a good crop of players; that Russia is not all bad [...]

It’s the process – not the person – that’s the issue

A new managerial appointment in football is supposed to bring feelings of hope, optimism and positivity. It’s the dawn of a new beginning. But Phil Neville’s announcement as the next England women’s boss could not have felt further from that. The former Manchester United and Everton defender may be deemed a great player of the [...]

How to Silence Your Critics

Leicester City, champions of England. Even now, more than week since this was confirmed, something about it doesn’t quite ring true. It’s not a bad thing though; if anything their success has been the kick up the backside that the game has needed. What makes this remarkable achievement even more special is that its orchestrator [...]

WSL 2016 Preview – Part II

Here is the second part of my preview of the 2016 WSL. You can find the first part here: https://ransports.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/wsl-2016-preview-part-i/ Liverpool: History Although they won three successive FA Cups between 1994-1996, Liverpool have always been a team that have flitted in between the top and second tiers of the game. Although they were one of the [...]